Join Steve Harris for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up InDesign for resume design, part of Designing a Resume.
Now that we know how to best structure our information, let's jump…into InDesign, and set up a new document to begin our design.…Time spent preparing a quality document results in a more refined end product.…So, don't just start placing text all over the page, and randomly arranging it.…Follow these tips when you're setting up a new document.…First, InDesign defaults to use picas as its unit of measure.…You can…change this ahead of time by clicking Edit, going…down to the Preferences file and selecting Units and Increments.…
Within Units and Increments, we have our Ruler Unit and…it says Horizontal and Vertical and it's set to picas.…If you bring up any of these drop downs, you can easily set it to millimeters or…inches, whatever unit you use, but for now I'll…just leave it as the default and click OK.…Let's click File and New and we'll create…a new document.…The New Document dialog presents us with a few more options.…It's going to be a print document, so I'll leave the Intent set to Print.…
It's one page and the page size is going to be letter, so, that's all good.…
Note: Steve uses Adobe InDesign to create these resumes, but we've included a bonus chapter that shows you how to recreate the same designs in Microsoft Word or the software of your choice.
- Understanding general resume layout and design principles
- Setting up InDesign for resume designs
- Building the layouts
- Styling the text
- Introducing color
- Outputting your resume to PDF